By Courtney Dabb, Rock At Night Sydney Correspondent
Manning Bar, Sydney, AU-June 18, 2016- Karnivool supported by Fait
The melancholy and atmospheric sound of Fait driven in tandem by Darrell Sundai‘s solid drumming and Elise Higgins on semi acoustic guitar. Shrouded in low light and gently accompanied by Mike Antonas on rhythm and Rob Stephens on bass. Moments of explosive energy would surge across the band before reverting to a darker and more subdued sound. Higgins alternated between guitar and keys without a single vocal uttered but any words were unnecessary as their music truly spoke more volumes A band that would not be out of place on any large festival stage with a huge cult following.
Karnivool came to the stage with a full capacity venue and high expectations with punters having had to wait some time for their Western Australian counterparts to venture so far east. Ian Kenny didn’t waste time and kick started the set with the high octane performance of Goliath we have come to expect with Karnivool.
In turn the crowd responded with an instant uproar as they were bathed in sea light. Their solid back catalogue ensured a mix of new and old as they launched into a new track All It Takes. Kenny’s characteristics sway, wavering back and forth as if to prepare himself as much as the crowd for an all-out sonic assault, catapulted into Set Fire and Animation.
The pairing of Jon Stockman bass and Mark Hosking on guitar, gashed away feverishly only stopping momentarily to swap guitars before unleashing another wave of energy in the form of All I Know and Deadman.
With a full kit, Steve Judd on drums bashed away with barely any pause. The only respite coming from a busted snare and exchanging a new one. The tracks Roquefort, Themata, Aeons and New Day one after another for a relentless barrage that was widely welcomed by every sweaty punter pushed up against the barrier. An all mighty set that was over as quickly as it started.
Members: Ian Kenny – Vocals Andrew “Drew” Goddard – Guitar Mark “Hoss” Hosking – Guitar Jon Stockman – Bass Steve Judd – Drums
June 18, 2016-Manning Bar, Sydney
My entry into the photography world is purely an extension of my love affair with music.
My entry into the photography world is purely an extension of my love affair with music. The first event I ever attended was the Big Day Out festival in 1992 as a 13 year old, catching the likes of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Sonic Youth, Iggy Pop and local legends Tumbleweed. I caught the bug and just loved the indie scene. Some 20 years and countless gigs later I wanted to go from behind the barrier to behind the camera.
Photographic residencies Include:The Manning Bar, Max Watts house Of Music and the Roller Den. Each venue sees a huge variety of local and international artists come through the doors making each shoot a unique challenge.
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